Big Data & AI Toronto 2019 Program

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1Room 203: Big Data Strategy

  • Track:
    Internal Transformation
  • Track Keynote: The Future of Work

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Explore emerging business models
    • JT Kostman PhD Chief Data Scientist | Leader Of Artificial Intelligence And Applied Advanced Technology Grant Thorton LLP

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  • Data Ethics

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Building trust in a digital age
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  • Redefine your Data Culture

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Redefine your data culture for digital transformation
    • Nazia Shahrin Sr. Director - Operations Lead - Business Financial Services Transformation RBC

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  • Turbocharge AI Initiatives Across your Enterprise

    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    with an End-to-End, Kubernetes-powered Analytics Platform
    • Maciej Mazur Technical Sales Manager - IBM Analytics IBM

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Industry Session led by Vertica

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Vertica

    $
  • Empowering the Citizen Data Scientist

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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  • MDM 2.0: A smarter, scalable approach to data centralization

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    The goal: stand up a central source of data, leveraging well-known and reliable patterns, and modern cutting-edge toolsets.
    • Dan Walden Director of Customer Data Scotiabank

    • Tamr

    $
  • Agile Data Lakes

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Drive value in your organization
    • Avishalom Shalit Head of Data Engineering and Data Science Kik

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  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Future-proof your Strategies

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Bridging the gap between legacy and modern
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  • Ask an Expert: Embracing Cultural Change

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    BYOC: Bring your own case. 1 Hour Q&A with an Industry Expert
    • Rob Davidson Manager, Data Analytics And Research Information And Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

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  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

2Room 201F: Big Data Technical

  • Track:
    Analytics
  • MASTERCLASS: Machine Learning from Experimentation to Production

    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    1-hour skill-based workshop hosted by WeCloud Data
  • Track Keynote: Augmented Analytics

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Augmented Analytics and Its Role in Democratizing Data Science
    • Sahar Nezami Senior Director, Advanced Analytics and Data Management CIBC

    $
  • Industry Session led by Mastercard

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Mastercard

    $
  • Panel: Driving Analytics Success

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    The latest innovations and role of data engineering in driving success
    • Angela Van Damme VP, Global Anti-Money Laundering Transformation Scotiabank

    • Laura Manes VP Strategy, Innovation & Enterprise Analytics LCBO

    • Sina Shahandeh VP Data Science Ecobee

    • Susanna Zagar Chief Strategy and Analytics Officer WSIB

    $
  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Content Analytics

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    Add meaning insights to BI
    $
  • Industry Session led by Polaris Intelligence

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Polaris Intelligence

    $
  • Big Data on the Edge: Real-Time Analytics

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Finding success with real-time analytics to provide insights faster and more accurate than ever before
    • Irene Zaguskin Chief Information Officer and CISO Enercare Inc.

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  • Powering SnapTravel’s Data Economy with Snowflake

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Join SnapTravel’s Senior Data & Infrastructure Engineer, Nehil Jain, as he shares his journey of how they built a solid foundation for data to become effective in data-driven business decisions.
    • Nehil Jain Senior Engineer, Data & Infrastructure SnapTravel

    • Snowflake

  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Industry Session led by Segment with Flipp

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • James Black Senior Engineering Manager, Data Engineering Flipp

    • Segment

    $
  • HR Analytics

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    How big data is used in HR and Employee Health Space
    • Nadeem Fazil Sr. Data Scientist, Enterprise Innovation & Analytics Morneau Shepell

    $
  • MASTERCLASS: Transforming Big Data from On-Premise to the Cloud

    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    1-hour skill-based workshop hosted by WeCloud Data
    $
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

3Room 202: AI Strategy

  • Track:
    Research in Practice
  • Track Keynote: Road-mapping a Transformation Strategy

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Benchmarks, best practices, and how to get started on your company's road map to ML.
    • Sami Ahmed VP, Head of Data, Analytics and AI Transformation BMO

    $
  • Intelligent robots

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    how grasping technology evolved from simulation to the real world
    • James Bergstra Co-Founder, Head of AI Research Kindred AI

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  • Panel: Getting Beyond the Hype

    11:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Identifying AI Hype from Reality
    • Carolyn Watters Chief Digital Research Officer National Research Council (NRC)

    • Inmar Givoni Senior Autonomy Engineering Manager Uber ATG

    • Naresh Mudunuru AVP Enterprise Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence TD

    • Sedef Akinli Kocak (Moderator) Project Manager, Industry Innovation Vector Institute

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Scaling Machine Intelligence / The Executive Buy-In Talk

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    You're a data scientist and want to apply narrow machine intelligence. And they don't get it. But why though? Let's examine the why, what, who, when, where and how of scaling machine intelligence, executive buy-in, and your choices.
    • Christopher Berry Director, Product Intelligence CBC

    $
  • Industry Session led by Adastra Group

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Adastra

    $
  • Applying AI in Vehicle Manufacturin

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    focusing on some prominent challenges with data quality, dynamic and continuously changing data streams, and scalable deployment of models
    • Greta Cutulenco CEO Acerta

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  • AI driven CX

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Take your customer experience to the next level with AI
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  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • AI & Finance

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    Lessons from the Big 5
    • Yevgeniy Vahlis Head of AI BMO

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  • Cognitive AI

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Giving algorithms the power of cognition to unlock business value
    $
  • Clinical Applications of Artificial Intelligence and the Automation of Healthcare Delivery.

    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    Can healthcare be automated? Or maybe the real question is should it be?
    • Dr. Devin Singh Physician Lead for Clinical AI & Data Science (Division of Pediatric Emerg Medicine) SickKids

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  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

4Room 201D: AI Technical

  • Track:
    Cybersecurity
  • Fireside Chat: Emerging Threats through 2020

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Looking ahead at the ways new technology create new threats
    • Craig D'Souza Head of Intelligence & Investigations (GSII), Global Security Facebook

    • David Newall Director of Cybersecurity Element AI

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  • Adapting to Fight Back

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    How Cyber AI Neutralizes Never-Before-Seen Threats
    • Nabil Zoldjalali Senior Cyber Technology Manager Darktrace

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  • An Actionable Guide to Privacy Culture

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Secure Data, Conscientious Employees and a Positive Reputation
    • Helene Beauchemin Legal Counsel Stradigi AI

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  • Networking Lunch

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Panel: Privacy and Data Security

    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    Panelists from E-Commerce, Healthcare and Media will discuss challenges to data protection and their approach to protecting customers.
    • Alyssa Harvey Dawson General Counsel (Head of Legal, Privacy and Data Governance Sidewalk Labs

    • Catherine Chen Founder & CEO IG Liaison

    • Dean Dolan General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer Staples

    • Nada Arnot VP Marketing AMC Networks

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  • Collaborating to increase your Cyber Resilience

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    Making it more Expensive for the Bad Guys
    • Bob Gordon Executive Director Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

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  • Opportunities and Challenges with Big Data and Machine Learning in Global Ad Exchanges

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Use cases that come with running a real-time auction
    • Brian Hu Director of Data Engineering Index Exchange

    • Paul Zovighian Senior Director, Exchange Optimization Index Exchange

    $
  • AI for Fraud Detection

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    How the insurance industry leverages AI to improve their offering and reduce margin of error
    • Joseph Peter Vice President, Fraud Risk Management Sun Life Financial

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  • Networking Break

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Privatizing / Anonymizing your Data to work with 3rd Party Vendors

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    $
  • Security for Intelligent Applications

    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    The Challenges and Solutions for applications and data security in modern IoT
    • Gabriela Nicolescu CEO Kybersecurity

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  • Reliving a Breach

    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
    Create a plan for when a breach occurs.
    • Ruben D. Chacon VP & CISO Constellation Brands

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  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

AI Theatre

  • AI Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Solving for Data Lineage with Pachyderm

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    In this session, we'll demonstrate the importance of data lineage when it comes to applied machine learning, and show how data scientists can put
    • Nick Harvey Lead Developer Advocate Pachyderm

  • How AI is Transforming Customer Experience

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Join us to learn how organizations are taking advantage of new breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence to save money AND improve customer experience with less data, time, and effort.
    • Ying Chen Chief Product Officer Luminoso

  • Networking Break

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Networking Break
  • Context-aware Personalized AI chatbot for better customer communication

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    A demo of 247 Labs' Mason AI chatbot product showing how you can configure intents, actions, contextual environments to create an-AI based chatbot that can engage more personally with your customers and visitors.
    • Azwar Khalid CTO and Software Architect 247 Labs

  • Voice Recognition

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Lunch Break

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break
  • Quantum Computing: A Realistic Edge for Machine Learning

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
    This talk will present a quantum machine learning method, share findings within a FinTech prediction problem using a quantum device, and analyze why quantum computing improves the machine learning model.
    • Prof. Zhepeng (Lionel) Li Chief Science Officer at Qindom; Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at Schulich School of Business Qindom

  • Thriving in the Era of Augmented Intelligence with AI

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    Augmenting our intelligence by using appropriate tools and techniques to co-opt and enhance our productivity without losing our human edge over machine
    • Raj Neervannan CTO AlphaSense

  • AI with the ultimate in privacy protection.

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Apply Differential Privacy and Secure Multiparty Computation to protect and access restricted data before using AI.
    • Monica Holboke Co-Founder and CEO/CSO Cryptonumerics

  • AI Chips

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Purpose, Bias and Ethics in AI: A discussion

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    This talk will discuss the matters of algorithmic bias, and some solutions that implement explainability.
    • Akshay Kalle Chief Technical Officer, The Pathway Group; CTO, Elastic Care Pathway Communications

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • Reinforcement Learning

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception

Big Data Theatre

  • Big Data Solutions

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Best Practices for Agile Analytics in the Cloud

    9:30 am - 10:00 am
    This session appeals to anyone expanding or moving their analytic workloads in the cloud to obtain agile yet secure analytics and data science processes.
    • Datameer

  • Beyond Apps: The Data Collaboration Paradigm

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    From data democratization and true governance to smart cities and open banking
    • Dan Demers Co-Founder and CEO Cinchy

  • Networking Break

    10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Networking Break
  • Enabling a virtuous circle – turning data into insights via Design Thinking

    11:15 am - 11:45 am
    Empathy starts with yourself, and understanding the problem you are trying to solve
    • Mick Higgins Chief Growth Officer Caddle

  • Unlock Hidden Data Treasures Using Alteryx Designer

    11:45 am - 12:15 pm
    See how you can save time, reduce costs, plus increase productivity and revenue by enabling everyone in your organization to turn data into insights with self-service analytics.
    • Deborah Awe Commercial Sales Engineer Alteryx

  • Lunch Break

    12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
  • Becoming Data Driven in 2019

    12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
    Learn how Label Insights, Axcess Financial Services, and Lime Scooters became more data-driven through data infrastructure reforms.
    • Nick Torelli Regional Sales Director - Central Fivetran

  • Industry Session led by MITAA

    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
    • Mitaa

  • Building A Center of Excellence (CoE) and Measuring the Business Impact

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    A discussion on strategies and tactics that will make an existing CoE more cost effective and successful.
    • Michael Roberts Practice Lead Newcomp Analytics

  • Industry Session led by Talend

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Talend

  • Taming Big Data DevOps with Automation

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    We will explore how to move from Observability (Logging, Monitoring) to DevOps for Big Data.
    • Muji Qadri Senior Solutions Engineer Unravel Data

  • The new manager: The growing need for analytics and AI managers

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
    In this session, Dr. Steve Thomas will discuss the talent that organizations need to be successful now and in the future.
    • Dr. Stephen W. Thomas Director, Smith Master of Management of Artificial Intelligence program at Queen’s University Queens University - Smith School Of Business

  • Networking Break

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Our Own Cells and What They Will Unlock For the Future of Healthcare.

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Dr. Taylor will expand on how our own cells are increasingly being used as medical therapies and explain why scientists are really excited by the data they unlock making them key to tackling some of the biggest challenges in medicine.
    • Dr. Drew Taylor PhD, MSc, Co-Founder and CEO, Acorn Biolabs Acorn Biolabs

  • FROM DATA TO DECISIONS

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    5 methods to ensure your data projects successfully deliver business value
    • Patrick Siconolfi Principal & Co-Founder Gensquared

  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception

Theatre 1: Main Stage

  • Accelerate the Future

    6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Trust: The next frontier for AI

    8:45 am - 9:15 am
    Join LG's Vice President of AI and Machine Learning for a look at the future of AI in everyday life.
    • Mohak Shah VP, AI and Machine Learning LG Electronics

  • Panel: Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Tech Talent

    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    Finding and retaining great talent remains to be one of the biggest challenges for businesses today
    • Deborah Awe Director, Talent Advisory and National Talent Leader Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Practice

    • Jean-Francois Lessard Vice President and Chief Data Officer Intact - Data Lab

    • Peter Husar Vice President, Analytics Strategy & Planning, Enterprise Data & Analytics TD Bank Group

    • Rob Davidson (Moderator) Manager, Data Analytics And Research Information And Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

  • Networking Break

    10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Networking Break
  • Keynote: The Next Chapter of Digital Reinvention

    10:30 am - 11:00 am
    moving from experimentation to true business transformation
  • Keynote: The Light at the End of the Funnel

    11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Value of the Funnel
    • Ketan Gangatirkar VP Engineering Indeed

  • Believe in HumansAI: Together the Possibilities are Exponential

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    There no shortage of use cases and technology to help organizations deliver on their AI vision. The question is how do you get started, how do you manage the complexity and more importantly move from an AI experiment to a deployed AI application.
    • Steve Holder National Strategy Executive, Analytics Ecosystems SAS

  • Lunch Break

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Lunch Break
  • The Art and Science of Data

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Learn how to effectively implement data that allows you to create meaningful connections and powerful Relationship Moments® that drive measurable action.
    • Canada Post

    • Scott Pinkney VP, ECD Publicis Hawkeye

    • Vish Ramkissoon VP, Decision Science Publicis Hawkeye

  • The Future of Last-Mile Delivery

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    How Postmates X is changing the game with Robotics
    • Zhenyu Guo Director of AI Postmates X

  • The Future of Security

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    The Future of Security thought leadership study will focus on the privacy sector, from the top security barriers consumers face, to the boundaries and tradeoffs they’re willing to make to maintain their privacy, to how companies can become part of the solution.
    • Kobi Gulersen Vice President B2B & Product Marketing Mastercard Canada

  • Toward Human-Centered Machine Learning

    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    This presentation illustrates how to combine innovations from several sub-disciplines of machine learning research to train explainable, fair, trustable, and accurate predictive modeling systems.
    • Patrick Hall Senior Director for Data Science Products H20.ai

  • The Rise of the Digital Twin

    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Bringing together the connected world of humans and machines
    • Russell Irving Chief Engineer & Digital Twin General Manager GE Research

  • Networking Break

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Networking Break
  • RPA - Robotic Process Automation

    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Revolutionizing process automation
  • Immersive Experience

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    VR, AR, MR..Changing the way we perceive the digital world
    • Dr. Suraj Kapa Director, AR/VR Innovation Mayo Clinic

  • Closing Keynote: Beyond Chatbots - Reshaping Customer Experience

    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Chatbots are getting more sophisticated with each iteration
  • Cocktail Reception

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Cocktail Reception


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